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Seriously POP! in Gears POP!

Seriously POP!18,636 (100)

Defeat 100,000 pins, win 1000 Versus Battles, reach highest Versus League and clear 1000 Horde Waves

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Achievement Guide for Seriously POP!

Lambent Lail
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Lambent Lail
Achievement won on 08 Sep 19
TA Score for this game: 23,979
Posted on 10 September 19 at 12:09, Edited on Yesterday at 17:22
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Here is how I tackled this achievement. I would recommend obtaining the different parts in the order listed as well.

Gold Arena
Easily the most difficult part is going to be reaching the Gold Arena, which requires earning 2400 COG tags from Versus wins, and you should go for this first! Because the game will be updated frequently by balancing Pins and adding news ones, I will not add any strategies for this in this guide. Please check out the forums for the most current strategies. I started a thread for such things here: Squad Tactic Discussion

What I will say is that you will be required to upgrade your Pins to decent levels in order to have a chance at Gold Arena. There are two ways to go about this:
1. The "quick" way is to pay real money to buy crystals, then buy the biggest loot box from the store along with the biggest silver coin payout. However, this will get very expensive, very quickly, which is obviously not appealing to everyone.
2. The "free" way is to make sure you're logging in every day to complete daily bounties and making sure you open your Versus win loot crates as soon as the time-gate has passed. Using your silver coins earned from said crates, you can also buy Pins from the store. The daily bounties and store refresh every day at 8 PM EST.

Also, always go for the highest win streak possible every four hours for an additional free crate. The win streak crates will always have a Horde Thumper in them, as long as you get at least 2 wins in a row, which allow you to play Horde for more rewards in the form of Pins and silver coins, as well as making progress towards 1000 Horde Waves completed.*

*See the 1000 Horde Waves section below for an alternate method to obtain many Horde Thumpers, though I still recommend obtaining the win streak crates for the Pins and silver coins as well.

After each season, COGs for everyone will be reset. If you obtained League status before the end of a season (Bronze, Silver, or Gold), your COGs will be reset to 1599 (one below Bronze). It is assumed at this point that everyone else who only obtained Arena status before the end of a season will continue into the next season with the same number of COGs. I will confirm or update this solution at the conclusion of the first season to verify this information.

By going for the Gold Arena first, you are making progress towards other parts of the achievement as well, which is why I recommend this as the first objective. Also, you do not have to currently be in the Gold Arena when all the other objectives are complete. Hitting Gold once is enough, meaning if you have unlocked
Gears POP!League LegendThe League Legend achievement in Gears POP! worth 614 pointsGet promoted to the highest League
then you're good to go on this requirement, even if you then lose COGs and are de-ranked. Which leads us to the next objective...

1000 Versus Wins
While this is technically the next most difficult objective, it is by far easier than Gold Arena. This is because, after obtaining Gold, there is not much incentive to stay highly ranked other than end-of-season rewards and bragging rights.

Therefore, I would recommend you de-rank yourself by losing on purpose. Simply start a Versus match and do not play any Pins, allowing the other player a free win. You will lose COGs each match, thus putting you into lower Leagues/Arenas that will be easier to win matches by playing against weaker opponents. Also, do not feel as if you're wasting time by not playing Pins and losing on purpose, because each enemy Pin that is killed automatically by your turrets or base in these matches also counts towards your 100,000 Defeated Pins.

Note that after several losses in a row (usually around 5), the game tries to take pity on you by matching you with a bot that is not very strategic. If you are feeling generous, you can beat the bot in order to get matched with real players again to offer them free wins on your de-ranking quest.

I would still recommend you keep up your win streak crates and Versus win crates, even if you do have to smash a non-bot player who is a much lower level than you. Unfortunately, that's just the nature of this game...

You can check how many Versus wins you have by looking at your own account statistics in-game.

1000 Horde Waves
I initially thought this would be a much longer grind, but then I found a method of gaining waves very quickly. Partial credit for this method goes to GtechApocalypse and their
Gears POP!Endless SummerThe Endless Summer achievement in Gears POP! worth 1083 pointsClear 500 Horde Waves
guide. I took that idea and expand upon it by using the method described below.

You will need two devices able to run Gears POP! I used my PC and my iPhone, with my main account logged into my PC and a local account logged into my phone.

First, on your main account, create a Crew with a unique name that no one would ever search for or join randomly. This will cost you 1000 silver coins.

Then, on your second device, create a new local account. New accounts have the same setup each time:
1. Tutorial match
2. Asking if you want to log into Xbox Live. Select "No thanks" and then "Proceed" to accept the default name of "New Recruit" (no need to give it a custom name, it just wastes time).
3. Giving you a single loot box containing a few Pins and 5000+ silver coins

With your new silver coin stash, head over to the store. There will always be two things you can immediately buy from the store with silver coins: 1 stash of 50x Pins for 200 coins and 1 stash of 10x Pins for 800 coins. Buy them both.

Upgrade all of your newly obtained Pins and you should gain just enough player (account) experience to increase your player to Level 2, which means you can now join Crews for Horde. Search for and join the Crew you created earlier with your main account.

For joining your first Crew, your local account is awarded a 3-wave Horde Thumper. Now, simply play Horde mode with yourself! After completing this Thumper, your local account is then awarded two more 2-wave Thumpers, so complete them as well for a total of 7 waves and some rewards to boot! The rewards are usually 80 silver coins, 10x Savage Grenadier, and 25x Frag Grenades for the first 3-wave Thumper and 300 silver coins per 2-wave Thumper, assuming you do not fail or disconnect from Horde.

After all this, with your local account on your second device, leave the Crew (it is okay if you forget this step, but it just helps keep the Crew cleaner), and then go to settings and choose Delete Account.

After successfully deleting the account, there will be a button to create a new account. Click it to be taken to the tutorial again. Rinse and repeat, as necessary, all of the steps that involve a local account on a second device until you complete 1000 waves.

For the first 500 waves of Horde, you can use the in-game achievement tracker for the Endless Summer achievement to keep up with how many waves you have completed. After that, I would suggest you manually tick off the waves, as there is currently no in-game total Horde wave counter.

Finally, I will mention that total Horde wave count in this game seems to be glitched in a positive direction for gamers. I was keeping track of my count of Horde waves coming into the 500 wave achievement, and I definitely did not get a full 500 before the achievement unlocked. From what I can tell, if you have a disconnect during Horde and get the "Abandoned" screen, something happens that "ticks" a few more Horde waves than is possible, but you'll only be credited these "ghost waves" after you restart the game. It was really weird. Also, I started manually counting off the additional 500 horde waves to get to 1000 and, by my count, I was somewhere in the 440 range. I only know this because this was my last requirement.

Defeat 100,000 Pins
Everything you've done up to this point has been crediting you for this objective. After completing 1000 Versus wins, 1000 Horde waves, and reaching Gold Arena, you can then use the in-game tracker for the Seriously POP! achievement to calculate how many kills you have obtained.

The quickest way to this achievement is to have as few load screens as possible. Therefore, I loaded my squad with low-power Pins which included many defenses, such as the turret, the decoy, the laser fence, etc. I only played Pins to defend my turrets, because turret kills count towards the total.

Since I wasn't destroying enemy turrets, and the enemy couldn't destroy mine because I was defending them so well, each match would last the full 3 minutes + 45 seconds of overtime, and also ensure I killed the most enemy Pins possible in that time.

It is important to note that each individual Pin on the battlefield counts towards your 100,000. Therefore, I recommend to lose enough to play against bots because they usually use the Emergence Hole ultimate, meaning each individual wretch will count. Depending on how the bot plays, they can use this up to three times in a 3:45 match. Other "multi" Pin drops such as Lancer Crew and Drone Division count this way as well, though these are played far less often by bots, if ever.

But no matter how you slice it, this will still take a long time, which is why it should be the very last objective you go for.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments and I will update the solution appropriately. If something in the game is updated and renders portions of this guide obsolete, then again, please comment or message me so I can update the solution.
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